Kate who? So far it's business as usual for Topshop
. Well, it is for these fellas, at least. I passed by Topshop at lunchtime today and checked out what was happening - and it wasn't quite the same as the Oxford Street Primark
frenzy. Or even the 'I'm not a plastic bag'
frenzy. Quite surprising for what is the biggest British fashion event
Could this mean that Miss Moss is no more à la mode? Her collection
is due to hit Manhattan's Barney's
, an upmarket department-store chain, next week. And it has already attracted some criticism in America: New York
magazine accused Kate of simply "copying all the crap already hanging in her closet." This is, as it happens, an excellent business plan. You don't need to be Phillip Green
to see the cult of this particular celebrity. Just think of all the muffin-tops
squeezed into skinny jeans and you know Topshop tills will be ringing.
And rumour has it that Kate is appearing, mannequin-like, in the window of Topshop tonight - just ahead of doors opening and the stampede of Mossionistas being let in to buy her designs. Although as Kate's appearance is due to take place after an hour-long, in-store cocktail party for her and her coked up mates, I do have a rather lovely image of her staggering onto the stage in her newly designed Little Black Dress, fag in one hand, glass of champers in the other. Beautiful but damned. Just like I like her.